Eggs


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Mondays can be a tad depressing. So, instead of suggesting some life improvement or business article, I am suggesting a needull on different types of eggs.

Guillemots, seabirds found in the Arctic Circle and North Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, lay conical turquoise eggs. The birds spend their lives mostly at sea, only coming to shore to lay their eggs in the spring, when Icelanders will rappel down cliffs to harvest them (they taste “nothing of the sea,” according to one guillemot-egg harvester, but have a different texture from chicken eggs). These eggs get laid directly on the bare rock ledges, in large colonies without nests, so each female’s egg has distinct markings. If disturbed, the eggs won’t roll off the cliffs, but will roll in a circle instead.

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Rachel Khong — Lucky Peach

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